The way you hire from the EU is changing

The Home Office has launched a new campaign to help employers prepare for the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system

Free movement is ending, and the new system will introduce job, salary and language requirements that will change the way you hire from the EU.

From 1 January 2021, you will need to be a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK. Becoming a sponsor normally takes eight weeks and fees apply.

As a licensed sponsor, you will be able to recruit skilled workers from anywhere in the world, provided they meet certain eligibility requirements. You can find further information, including full details of the sponsorship process on GOV.UK

Home Office Communications

  • UK employers can sign up to receive email updates on the new immigration system here
  • The Home Office’s official Press Notice can be found here








Correct as of 01 October 2020